Digicel Alerts Public of Scam Text Messages (SMS)
Digicel is alerting the public regarding purported messages send from the telecommunications company, the Sunday Chronicle reports.
According to Digicel, opportunists have concocted various ways to scam money from unsuspecting subscribers. The scammers attempt to induce customers to send them credit with the promise of receiving cash money. They also request for bank account details etc. However, once credits are sent, the scammers change their numbers and clients are left in limbo.
There have been variations of the scam from numbers most notably from the United Kingdom (UK) (prefix +44) telling clients they have won a large amount of prize money and must send credits or money to claim it.
Digicel stated that the only number that can call clients on behalf of the company were the 7222 series of numbers. They said clients must not believe any money or prize claims from other numbers.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Mangos, urged clients to call Digicel’s Customer Care immediately if they encountered any suspicious text messages (SMS). He said their team would attend to any queries and ensure scamming numbers are blocked from the network.
Digicel subscribers are advised to all Customer Care hotline 123 if they receive any suspicious text messages or calls.